Dark Matters by Michael Dow

This is a review of an advance uncorrected readers copy, provided by the publisher 128 Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

This clever sci-fi novel is the first in a new trilogy of books and I have to admit that I am excited about it. Although it wasn't perfect, it definitely has a lot of potential. I can even see it as a very good movie, if the right people come along...

The story is told primarily from the viewpoint of three seemingly unconnected individuals: a new CEO who joins a mysterious group of wealthy people with a lot of focus on the status quo, an astrophysicist with a small obsession with dark matter who makes a major discovery, and a wealthy gallery owner with a mystery to solve. The plot barrels along, gradually bringing their lives into focus and into each other's path.

The characters maybe needed a little bit of added...flesh to them, but not a lot. The personalities were still there even if some of their responses were a little bit unpredictable. Monique, for example, suddenly deciding to just travel around the world, at her own expense, with several almost complete strangers seemed a little far fetched, but also a bit wild.

It is an ingenious idea, and I can't wait for the next two books to find out just what happens next!

Star rating: 4 from 5 - dark matter matters darkly!

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